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Bald Rock Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Roberts Cove

Directions:  From the junction. of Wilburn Mill Rd (Rt 672) and Roberts Cove Rd (Rt 674) go about 0.1 mile on Wilburn Mill Rd to church on left. Cemetery is behind the church on a knoll. It is visible from the road.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.699192 W81.312004

Surveyed by:  Ginger Ballard in 2005

Comments:  Access from S. on extension of Rd 672 (Wilburn's Mill Rd. Cemetery was also surveyed previously by J. Cornett (1989), Kenneth Young (1992), Mary Harrington and Susan Woodson (1992). Information in square brackets [] is not on the stones.

Bald Rock Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
PARKS, Melvin C. 17 Jul 1876 1 Apr 1951 [Melvin Creed, s/o Zachariah D. and Lucinda Carrico Parks]; double stone with next
PARKS, Verlia C. 14 Aug 1895 10 May 1990 [Verlia Caroline, d/o Enoch & Sarah Roberts Parks]
MEDLEY, James Thomas, Jr. 16 May 1957 25 Feb 2000 "JT"; marker physically on above grave
Row 2
PARKS, Ruben W. 29 Jan 1870 29 Oct 1950 [s/o Franklin & Elizabeth Bryant Parks]
STUMP, Sarah Jane P. 22 Feb 1901 9 Jul 1964 [d/o David Byrum & Ada Blackburn Henderson; m1 Ruben W. Parks, m2 Harry Stump]
JOHNSON, Wade S., Sr. 10 Jun 1935 [Wade Shelby]; double stone with next
JOHNSON, Bessie Parks 18 Jun 1935 11 Mar 1984 [Bessie Elizabeth, d/o Reuben & Sarah Henderson Parks]
Row 3
ROBERTS, Thursey J. 26 Jun 1867 15 Sep 1948 [d/o Joseph F. & Sarah Livesay Roberts]; double stone with next
ROBERTS, J. Monroe 31 May 1881 31 Oct 1945 James Monroe, s/o Kinley Reece & Aary Roberts]
ROBERTS, Kinley R. 1856 1938 [Kinley Reece, s/o Lorenzo & Matilda Brewer Roberts; Grayson birth records has dob 6 Feb 1855]; triple stone with next
ROBERTS, Aary A. 1854 1938 [nee Roberts]; triple stone with next
PRESLEY, Rex H. 10 Jun 1954 6 May 1991 [Rex Hale, s/o Ralph Hale & Ardell Presley]
PRESLEY, Ralph Hale 7 Sep 1923 23 Aug 1980 Pvt U.S. Army World War II; [s/o Toliver and Lena Harrington Presley Roberts]; double stone with next
PRESLEY, Ardell 7 Jul 1930
Row 4
ROBERTS, Tollie K. 21 Sep 1894 5 Feb 1978 Pvt US Army World War I; [Tollie Kester, s/o Houston & Sarah Roberts]; double stone with next
ROBERTS, Mamie A. 21 Sep 1905 [16 Jul 1999] [d/o Lee & Mallie Wheatley Anderson]
ROBERTS, Glenn C. 28 Feb 1901 19 Dec 1969 [Glenn Charles, unmarried s/o Houston & Sarah Roberts]
ROBERTS, Huston W. 1 May 1868 10 Dec 1930 [Huston Wiley, s/o Lorenzo & Matilda Brewer Roberts]; double stone with next
ROBERTS, Sarah N. 6 Apr 1870 2 Sep 1960 [d/o David F. & Thursa Perkins Roberts]
ROBERTS, James Walter 8 May 1891 18 Jun 1957 SSgt U.S. Army World War I; [s/o Huston W. & Sarah N. Roberts]; double stone with next
ROBERTS, Lena Harrington [8 Feb] 1904 [4 Jul] 1990 [d/o Charles & Ruth Roberts Harrington; m1 Sol Presley, m2 James Walter Roberts]
ROBERTS, Victor R. 6 Mar 1909 7 Mar 1993 [Victor Riley, h/o Anna Ruth Brewer Roberts; s/o Houston & Sarah Roberts]
ROBERTS, Ruth B. 9 Dec 1914 [w/o Victor R. Roberts]
Row 5
ROBERTS, Leon 3 Aug 1939 11 Nov 1961 SSgt U.S. Army; [Charles Leon, s/o Archie Roberts & Cleo Anderson]
ROBERTS, Archie Maiden 17 Mar 1906 27 Dec 1992 [s/o Houston W. Roberts & Sarah N. Roberts]
ROBERTS, Cleota Laura Anderson [9 Nov] 1907 [11 Mar] 2001 [w/o Archie Roberts; d/o Lee & Gincy Wheatley Anderson]
Row 6
ROBERTS, E. Jane 25 Oct 1863 14 May 1953 [Elvira Jane, d/o David F. & Thursa Ann Perkins Roberts]
ROBERTS, David F. 11 Aug 1836 8 Jan 1903 stone broken; [David Fielding, s/o Jonathan & Matilda Perkins Roberts]
ROBERTS, Thursa A. 12 Jul 1836 23 May 1914 [w/o David F. Roberts; d/o Timothy & Susanna Greer Perkins]
ROBERTS, Malena E. 24 Jun 1862 16 Feb 1883 [d/o of David F. & Thursa Perkins Roberts; birth date probably should read 24 Jun 1877 based on Grayson birth and death records]
ROBERTS, William Beax 30 May 1868 22 Mar 1949 [h/o Etta Bell Ross; s/o David F. & Thursa Ann Perkins Roberts]
ROBERTS, Fletcher Alexander 13 Sep 1895 14 Jun 1969 [h/o Floy Frances Warner; s/o William Beax & Etta Belle Ross Roberts; SSDI has his dod as 12 Jun]
Row 7
CULLOP, Joseph E. 30 Mar 1924 21 Mar 2001 PFC U.S. Army World War II; double stone with next
CULLOP, Hattie 6 Apr 1946
PARKS, Crockett 27 Jun 1881 30 Dec 1963 [William Crockett, s/o George & Malvina Victoria Testerman Parks]; double stone with next
PARKS, Susan 15 Aug 1878 30 MAR1959 [d/o David F & Thursa Perkins Roberts]
PARKS, C. Richard 24 Jan 1913 14 Dec 1982 [Richard Crockett, s/o Wm. Crocket and Susan Roberts Parks]
PARKS, Ruth O. 22 Jan 1925 [w/o Richard Parks; nee Parks]
Row 8
PARKS, Loyd L. 25 Aug 1895 [2 May 1982] [Loyd Lonnie, s/o Nelson & Mary Hall Parks]; double stone with next
PARKS, Mattie 26 Apr 1895 21 Oct 1978 [d/o Wiley & Thursey Cress]
PARKS, Eddie W. 25 Feb 1888 9 Dec 1952 [Eddie Wilmore, s/o George & Malvina Testerman Parks]; double stone with next
PARKS, Mary R. 18 Dec 1891 4 Feb 1968 [w/o Eddie Parks; d/o William & Eliza Parks Carter]
Row 9
PARKS, Edward A. 31 Jul 1923 5 Feb 2002 U.S. Army; [Edward Arad]
PARKS, Bobby L. 14 Mar 1966 [1967] [Bobby Lloyd, s/o Jesse and Fay Cornett Parks]; double stone with next
PARKS, James D. 7 Oct 1970
Row 10
CRESS, Thursey A. 11 Dec 1875 16 Apr 1934 w/o Wiley [Bud] J. Cress
FARMER, Rena 11 Nov 1901 15 Nov 1985 [believed to be the d/o Wiley J. and Thursey Cress]
PARKS, Jesse Leon 11 Dec 1922 2 Feb 1966 Va QM3 USNR World War II; [s/o Hayden & Carol Hash Parks]; double stone with next
PARKS, Fay 13 Mar 1925 [Madeline Fay, d/o Ed & Rennie Cress Cornett]